Christians all over the globe rallied to Israel’s cause, sending fifteen portable bomb shelters last week. These portable bomb shelters will go to communities at risk to protect civilians from Palestinian rocket attacks.
International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem
According to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, nine shelters are already en route to Israel while another six shelters are under production.
The delivered shelters are already in areas near centers such as schools, daycares, hospitals, and youth clubs. ICEJ has been a continuous donor of portable shelters to the country.
It started in 2008 when the ICEJ gave 50 shelters to protect civilians in bus stops in Sderot. All in all, ICEJ gave 118 portable bomb shelters to southern Israel communities.
The group works in cooperation with Operation Lifeshield. They ensure that shelters conform to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) standards.
ICEJ President Dr. Jürgen Bühler said that the organization wants to do all that it can to show Israel support. “Israeli residents in the Gaza envelope have only seconds to reach safety, and they repeatedly have told us that these portable bomb shelters indeed save lives.
They also have given these families living in harm’s way the peace of mind they need to stay put and lead their daily lives despite the constant rocket threat,” he said.
Associated Press Building Housed Hamas Terrorists
He confirmed that Israeli intelligence shared their data with the United States that indicated that Hamas shared the office building with the AP.
On Face The Nation, Netanyahu confirmed their decision. “We shared with our American friends all that intelligence. Here’s the intelligence we had: it’s about Palestinian terrorists, an intelligence officer for the Palestinian terrorist organization, housed in that building, that plots and organizes the terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. So it’s a perfectly legitimate target,” he said.
No People Killed During AP Demolition
Netanyahu assured everybody that the IDF was careful to take special precautions to prevent any deaths during the airstrike. he proudly stated that nobody died during the attack.
“Now imagine, ask yourself, ‘how is that possible?’ You see these highrise towers that are used by Hamas. Over and over again they collapse and no one is killed. Why does that happen? Because we, unlike Hamas, take special precautions to tell people to leave the building, leave the premises,” he said.
“We make sure everyone is gone before we bring down those terrorist facilities. And that’s the difference between Israel and Hamas.
They deliberately target our cities, deliberately target our civilians. They glorify the death of children and civilians and old people. They’re happy with it,” he said.
The Prime Minister also noted that the Palestinians seem happy with any deaths caused to them. They are unlike Israelites, who mourn every loss of life. “We grieve for every non-combatant loss in Gaza and we grieve for all our civilians who die. We’re not happy with it and we try to minimize it,” Netanyahu added.
Calls For Ceasefire Grow
Meanwhile, the Israeli offensive continued at Gaza. Pre-dawn raids mounted earlier this week displayed some of the heaviest displays of fighting for the conflict.
Israel reported that it managed to destroy Hamas facilities, including several commander’s homes. However, the IDF also damaged main roads and power lines in the area.
As the violence increases, calls for a ceasefire continue to mount. The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting on Sunday to talk about the crisis.
Secretary-General António Guterres warned that further fighting contains “the potential to unleash an uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis”. He pleaded for an immediate end to the “utterly appalling” violence. However, calls for the ceasefire reported no takers.
Watch the Inside Edition video of an American family on Tel Aviv vacation flee to a bomb shelter:
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